decades of fun

Blackalicious Remixing Fela Kuti

Long admired afro-pop pioneer and political firebrand Fela Kuti is getting a remix from none other than Blackalicious’ Chief Xcel.

“Underground Spiritual Game,” a mix CD of Kuti’s music, is being released in the states (it was previously only available in Europe) and will contain several Fela tracks re-interpreted by the Blackalicious funk maestro.

Considering I have both Blackalicious and Fela on my just released mix CD you know this was making the front page!

Xcel said the organizers of the project had called for him to remix Fela’s entire catalog, but with over 30 albums spanning three decades, Xcel said he’s gonna take it a little bit at a time.